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Executive Director of Development

Company: Ascension
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Executive Director of Development at Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas 


We are hiring:

Ascension Texas Foundations, including Dell Children’s Foundation, Seton Hays Foundation, Seton Williamson Foundation, The Seton Fund, including Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, and Providence Foundation, is hiring an Executive Director of Development at Dell Seton Center Medical Center at The University of Texas.  The position will lead the development and implementation of policies, procedures and strategies for fundraising activities related to Dell Seton Medical Center.


Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide everything we do at Ascension. They are foundational to our work to transform healthcare and express our priorities when providing care and services, particularly to those most in need.


What You Will Do:


  • Ensure that philanthropy and fund development are carried out in keeping with the organization's values, mission, vision and plans
  • Participate in short- and long-term strategic and operational planning 
  • Plan, coordinate, implement and manage fundraising initiatives 
  • Oversee the development and implementation of an annual strategic plan 
  • Prepare budgets and ensure compliance with allocated funding
  • Collaborate with executive management on identification of fundraising goals
  • Create innovative cultivation and stewardship strategies and processes to systematically engage and build relationships with donors, new prospects and sources of support
  • Recognize and track performance measurements consistent with industry benchmarks
  • Identify new revenue opportunities and appropriately create plans and strategies to incorporate into the organization’s fundraising activities
  • Maintain compliance standards for donors and funding sources
  • Manage and grow a portfolio of principal and major gift prospects
  • Lead and manage foundation team engaged in major gifts and annual giving
  • Maintain a collaborative working relationship with hospital administrators and healthcare system leadership


What You Will Do:

Direct the development and implementation of policies, procedures and strategies for fundraising activities.

  • Collaborate with executive management on identification of fundraising goals. Develop and implement plans for capital and major fundraising initiatives.
  • Prepare communications including the design, writing and printing of brochures, newsletters, donor communications and annual reports.
  • Implement marketing strategies that will create a climate conducive to major giving and increase the number of major planned gifts and estate commitments.
  • Prepare or assist with budgets and ensure compliance with allocated funding. Coordinate and direct internal/external audit.
What You Will Need:


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 5 years of experience required.
  • 10 years of experience preferred.
  • 2 years of leadership or management experience required.
  • 5 years of leadership or management experience preferred.
Additional Preferences:

Strongly preferred Qualifications and Experience:


  • Healthcare or non-profit fundraising 
  • Board or advisory group oversight
  • Donor relations 
  • Proven track record in meeting and exceeding development goals
  • Team management and building 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of  donor solicitation cycle and moves management
  • Demonstrated project management and problem solving skills, including organizational skills to meet goals 


What You Will Need:



  • Experience in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge (RE) NXT or similar databases

Work Experience:

  • 7+ years of experience preferred
Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Seton, based in Austin, Texas, has provided thousands of associates and caregivers a rewarding career in healthcare since 1902. We strive to expand access to high-quality, low-cost, person-centered care and services for all. We operate more than 100 clinical locations in central Texas, including 3 teaching hospitals, Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas, Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin and Dell Children's Medical Center, where candidates can find both career and clinical education opportunities. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, explore a career with us today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Seton is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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